The buzz on Utah’s fledgling clinical cannabis program

The state of Utah is famously conservative, both politically and culturally. In a region of the country dominated by liberalism, Utah’s elected officials are overwhelmingly Republican. The state hasn’t had a Democratic governor in 35 years and hasn’t voted for a Democrat in a presidential election since 1964. Life in the Beehive State is largely…

Weed at work: What clinical cannabis sufferers must know

Medical patients in Canada have been accessing cannabis products for over a decade, but new laws allowing adult use (aka, consuming cannabis for non-medical reasons), have prompted employers to add cannabis clauses to their workplace impairment policies, typically prohibiting use at work. But what if you use cannabis therapeutically? Here, certified human resources leader Erin…

‘Merciless and extraordinary’: Kansas resident faces an extended time in penal advanced for clinical marijuana utilize

Bruce KennedyJanuary 22, 2020 Larry Burgess poses for a portrait in his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Burgess had his first seizure in 2009 and was later diagnosed with grand mal seizures. In April 2017, he was arrested in his hometown Fredonia, Kansas and charged with three felonies: growing marijuana, manufacturing a controlled substance, and…

Where is cannabis appropriate?

Leafly StaffJanuary 17, 2020 (Elysse Feigenblatt/Leafly) Each year that goes by, there seems to be a shift in cannabis legalization across the states. With a rapidly growing market and even more politicians bowing to cannabis reform, it can get a bit confusing parsing out state and federal nuances when it comes to cannabis law. Shop for…

What it’s indulge in to be a kid who medicates with cannabis

Meg HartleyJanuary 15, 2020 (Courtesy of the Turner family) It’s awful that there are sick children in this world, that someone so young could already be tied to grown-up matters like mandatory daily medicine. Unfortunately, it’s a very real situation for many families, and its complications are made considerably more so when that medicine is…

Arizona legislature opens with a flurry of cannabis funds

Chris KudialisJanuary 12, 2020 Lawmakers gather in Phoenix for a short three-month session that opens on Monday morning. (dszc/iStock) Nearly four years have passed since Arizona voters rejected adult-use cannabis legalization—the only one of five states to reject it on the November 2016 ballot. Now advocates in the Grand Canyon State are gearing up again…

Rhode Island governor, legislative leaders disagree over clinical cannabis tips

The Associated PressJanuary 9, 2020 Rhode Island legislators struggle to resolve medical cannabis policy among political infighting. (Bokasana, lambada/iStock) Legislative leaders in Rhode Island said Wednesday they’re working to undo a change to how medical cannabis dispensaries are regulated, to address a lawsuit by the governor. A provision in the state budget approved last year…

South Dakota voters will face double-legalization pollin November

Max Savage LevensonJanuary 7, 2020 South Dakota voters will decide whether to legal recreational cannabis in November. (wellesenterprises/iStok) South Dakota residents will vote on both adult-use and medical marijuana in separate measures this November. That’s a first for America’s legalization movement—but will having two measures on the same ballot help or hurt their chances of…

Thailand launches corpulent-time clinics allotting cannabis oil

The Associated PressJanuary 7, 2020 A doctor show containers of cannabis oil at the first full-time clinic prescribing cannabis oil for medical treatment in the Public Health Ministry in Nonthaburi province, Thailand, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The opening of the clinic is another step forward in the government’s policy of promoting the licensed medical use…

Utah picks corporations, sites for medical cannabis ‘pharmacies’

The Associated PressJanuary 6, 2020 Utah’s medical cannabis program moves forward with announcement of sites and companies for ‘phramacies.’ (enisTangneyJr/iStock) Utah health officials plan to award pharmacy licenses to 10 companies to dispense medical cannabis at 14 sites across the state, a major development in the program’s approaching launch. Utah’s medical cannabis program refers to…